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Introduction

In Rana Kumbha's time the kingdom of Mewar spread from Ranthambore to Gwalior, including vast tracts of present-day Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. Mewar's rulers became patrons of all that was best in Indian martial and fine arts, architecture, and learning. Of the 84 fortresses defending Mewar, 32 were designed and built by Rana Kumbha. Of these, Kumbhalgarh with its 36-kilometer long wall and soaring towers is the most impressive. Kumbhalgarh stands on the site of an ancient citadel dating back to the second century AD belonging to a Jain descendant of India's Mauryan emperors. It defined the boundaries between Mewar and Marwar and became a refuge for Mewar's rulers in times of strife. Its steel gray ramparts encircle the fertile Shero Mallah Valley, with ancient monuments cenotaphs, ponds and flourishing farms. Kumbhalgarh fell only once in its history, to the combined forces of Emperor Akbar, Raja Man Singh of Amber, and Raja Udai Singh of Amber, and Raja Udai Singh of Marwar.

Area 37 sq km
Altitude 1100 metres above sea level
Temperature Summer-25.0 C-42.0 C Winter-4.0 C-22.0C
Language English, Hindi, Mewari
STD Code 02954
Rainfall 66 cm average yearly
Best Time to Visit September to March

Kumbhalgarh MapOther cities map


How to get there

  1. Air :-Nearest airport is Dabok Airport, Udaipur i.e. only 85 Kms.
  2. Rail:-Kumbhalgarh is approachable by road from Udaipur (84 km) and Ranakpur(18 km).
  3. Road:-Agra, on cross-roads of National Highways 2, 3. and 11, is excellently connected to all parts of the country. So it is the premier tourist destination of India. The state transports have ordinary as well as deluxe bus services for this place of the Taj.

Places to Visit

Kumbhalgarh Fort Haldighati

Excursion

Muchchal Mahavir Temple Kumbhalgarh Sanctuary

Accommodation

Kumbhalgarh Fort Hotel Hotel Aodhi Kumbhal Castle The Dera